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Old 10-10-2004, 02:28 PM   #1
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ATI Radeon 9550 driver installed, but...


Right, I just downloaded the driver from ATI website, which says it can support Radeon 9550 Graphic Card, however, after the installation, there's no such series listed there. They only got 9500, 9500 PRO, 9600....

So, I just chose the 9500 PRO, which I thought it should got the cloest specs as 9550. However, here's a thing I couldn't managed to change, that is the memory size -- I only got 16MB so far as indicated, in contrast, it should say 128MB instead.

So, what should I do then? Cuz it says on ATI website, it should support 9550 indeed. Any comments are welcome. Thank you.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 04:12 PM   #2
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email ATI?
 
Old 10-10-2004, 05:09 PM   #3
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email ATI?

http://www.ati.com/support/faq/linux.html

They won't give you the answer.
 
Old 10-10-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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Yuck....it that case flog it and buy an Nvidia card.

I was thinking more of simply asking them if the 9550 support was a typo or if it was actually supported, not asking them how to do it.
 
Old 10-21-2004, 02:04 PM   #5
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After a lot of trying I probably have it working now... RedHat 9. The display properties says it's a generic video card with 16 Mb of RAM (though it's really the ATI 9550 256 Mb AGP), but I don't may much attention to that anymore, since the display works fine and the game runs... Neverwinter Nights, it definitely needs OpenGL.

If the output of fgrlxinfo says it's ATI (need to be run from a terminal in X), you should be OK. Use fgrlxconfig to create the X config file as detailed in the ATI instructions.

- If you ever had an NVidia card before, uninstall the driver.
- Install the kernel source if you don't have it
- Uninstall the Mesa OpenGL libraries
- Make sure your kernel has AGP support (if using the AGP card)
- When fgrlxconfig asks about the AGP support, answer accordingly to use the kerner AGP support. This really depends on the video card and the motherboard, for me, kernel AGP support worked fine, internal driver (ATI) support did not.
 
Old 10-28-2004, 06:47 PM   #6
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Hello, guys.

I am using ATI 9550 now.

I can get the driver installed, and DRI is enabled,,,,but the problem is it doesn't work!!!
Whenever I run glxinfo/fglxinfo, the X crashed.....Segemenation fault.....

I am using XOrg 6.8.1...and the driver is for XFree 4.3.0.1.(TOO OLD!).......

What can I do?...using the opensource dri instead?...might be.....
 
Old 10-29-2004, 09:26 AM   #7
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The ATI driver says it need XFree86. That ATI page says it supports the 9550, but the driver config program does not list that one. Since 9550 is just about a slow 9600 I used it anyway.

You probably already read this:
http://freedesktop.org/~xorg/X11R6.8.1/doc/ati3.html#3
about XOrg driver not working with Radeon cards.

Some people say the ATI driver work with XOrg, but not the newer versions. Check this page, at least for Gentoo:
http://odin.prohosting.com/wedge01/g...adeon-faq.html
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